David Dalton head shot.

David Dalton

Title: Professor of History

Teaching Focus: 19th Century American history, South

Education: University of Kentucky


David Dalton received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and he holds the Elizabeth Hoyt Clark Chair of Humanities and is Professor of History at College of the Ozarks where he has taught since 1988.  

Dr. Dalton has received several fellowships, including the Aspen Institute, the Virginia Historical Society and, most recently, from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for research at Yale University. He was the recipient of the 2000 Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in College Teaching and the 2009 Eugene Charles Wittick Teaching Excellence Award from College of the Ozarks. 

Dr. Dalton will address the 134th Assault Helicopter Vietnam Reunion in September, 2017.   His latest research project includes a October 2017 publication entitled, “’He Died on the Field of Glory’:  Felix Zollicoffer and the Confederate Defeat at Mill Springs,” in Confederate Generals in the Western Theater by the University of Tennessee Press.

An avid golfer, Dr. Dalton is also known for his cooking prowess and love of gardening.


Email: dalton@cofo.edu